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Apple Cider Spider

Apple Cider Spider

Apple II - Released - 1983

The player as a spider has to make their way through several obstacles to the top of an apple cider conveyor. Therefore the apples on the conveyor, the squeezing mechanisms and various living creatures disturb the player. Jumping over obstacles and climbing the thick threads, the player struggles doughtily, gaining points and progressing from level to level.

The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery

The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery

Windows 3.X - Released - June 30, 1995

The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery is a direct sequel to Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers, the first in the supernatural mystery adventure series telling the story of a bookstore owner and writer Gabriel Knight, the last offspring of generations of Schattenjaegers (shadow hunters), whose task is to fight the evil forces that abound in the world. After leaving New Orleans, Gabriel moves to the Ritter Castle in Bavaria, Germany, his family heritage. One day, a group of peasants approach the castle, and the elder tells Gabriel about a terrible death of a little girl, who was killed...

The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery

The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery

MS-DOS - Released - 1995

The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery is a direct sequel to Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers, the first in the supernatural mystery adventure series telling the story of a bookstore owner and writer Gabriel Knight, the last offspring of generations of Schattenjaegers (shadow hunters), whose task is to fight the evil forces that abound in the world. After leaving New Orleans, Gabriel moves to the Ritter Castle in Bavaria, Germany, his family heritage. One day, a group of peasants approach the castle, and the elder tells Gabriel about a terrible death of a little girl, who was killed...

Betrayal in Antara

Betrayal in Antara

Windows 3.X - Released - July 31, 1997

Betrayal in Antara uses an updated version of the game engine from Betrayal at Krondor. However, it does not continue the Raymond E. Feist's Riftwar saga, but instead starts a new tale set in a different fantasy world, known as Ramar. The story begins with William Escobar, the son of the governor of Pianda, sailing home to meet his fiancee. The ship is attacked by pirates, and William escapes in a life boat with a mortally wounded traveler. Before he dies, the stranger gives William a medallion, warning him of a conspiracy against the Empire. William meets a young magician named Aren, who...

The Black Cauldron

The Black Cauldron

Apple II - 1986

The Black Cauldron is an adventure game designed by Al Lowe of Sierra On-Line and released in 1986. It was made shortly after the first King's Quest game, so it resembled that adventure in many ways. Along with The Dark Crystal it remains one of only a few adventure games by Sierra to be based on films. The player character is a young assistant pig-keeper, Taran, undertaking a quest to stop the evil Horned King, who sought for Hen Wen, the magical pig of the wizard Dallben, for her visionary abilities. With these abilities, the King would be able to discover the Black Cauldron and rule the...

The Black Cauldron

The Black Cauldron

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1987

Based on the Disney movie of the same name, The Black Cauldron focuses on the story of Taran, who is an assistant Pig-keeper in the land of Caer Dalben. One day Taran notices that one of his pigs, Hen Wen has magical powers. The Evil Horned King wants the pig so that he can locate the Black Cauldron and ultimately rule the world. Taran must now embark on a mission to rescue Hen Wen and defeat the Evil Horned King before his can discover the Cauldron's location. The Black Cauldron is a side-view adventure game. Gameplay is similar to other Sierra adventure games of its day (such as Space...

The Black Cauldron

The Black Cauldron

Apple IIGS - Released - 1987

Based on the Disney movie of the same name, The Black Cauldron focuses on the story of Taran, who is an assistant Pig-keeper in the land of Caer Dalben. One day Taran notices that one of his pigs, Hen Wen has magical powers. The Evil Horned King wants the pig so that he can locate the Black Cauldron and ultimately rule the world. Taran must now embark on a mission to rescue Hen Wen and defeat the Evil Horned King before he can discover the Cauldron's location. The Black Cauldron is a side-view adventure game. Gameplay is similar to other Sierra adventure games of its day (such as Space...

Cannonball Blitz

Cannonball Blitz

Commodore VIC-20 - Released - 1982

The player has to reach the flag on the top in this Donkey Kong clone. The guard sends the cannonballs down, so you must jump over them. Cannonballs roll on the floors which have hatches, that open randomly. Also cannonballs fall on the swings, so you have to use them for climbing to the upper floor. Finally you must catch the balloon to make your way up to the flag and to the next level. Moving options available are up, down, left, right and jump.

Casino Deluxe 2

Casino Deluxe 2

Windows 3.X - Released - 1996

Welcome to Casino Deluxe 2. Where you face the intensity, allure and passion of authentic casino gambling - with a secret weapon - on-screen professional advice. Whether you're a beginner or just need advice now and then, Casino Deluxe 2's winning strategies give you the help you need - when you need it. Who knows? You may even beat Lady Luck at her own game!

Castle of Dr. Brain

Castle of Dr. Brain

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1992

Castle of Dr. Brain is the first in a two-part series of educational puzzle-games from Sierra. This brain-blasting game is set, how surprisingly, in Dr. Brain's castle, where the player will have to beat Dr. Brain's traps and puzzles in order to fulfill the assignment given.

Codename: ICEMAN

Codename: ICEMAN

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

In the beginning of the 21st century, Earth is experiencing a global oil shortage. Surprisingly, Tunisia remains one of the few countries still in possession of large quantities of high-quality oil. USA and Soviet governments race each other in their attempts to purchase as much oil as possible. Finally, the Soviets take a step further and kidnap the US ambassador, hoping to provoke an international incident. Naval Officer Johnny Westland is sent to Tunisia with the order of rescuing the ambassador and preventing further escalation of the conflict. Code-Name: Iceman is primarily an...

Code-Name: Iceman

Code-Name: Iceman

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1990

In the beginning of the 21st century, Earth is experiencing a global oil shortage. Surprisingly, Tunisia remains one of the few countries still in possession of large quantities of high-quality oil. USA and Soviet governments race each other in their attempts to purchase as much oil as possible. Finally, the Soviets take a step further and kidnap the US ambassador, hoping to provoke an international incident. Naval Officer Johnny Westland is sent to Tunisia with the order of rescuing the ambassador and preventing further escalation of the conflict. Code-Name: Iceman is primarily an...

The Colonel's Bequest

The Colonel's Bequest

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1990

The Colonel's Bequest is a detective mystery adventure game very similar in style and presentation to Agatha Christie's novels. The game world is confined to the island and consists of numerous interconnected areas, such as various rooms in the mansion, garden, smaller structures, etc. The player is free to explore much of the game's world right from the beginning, with only a few areas being initially inaccessible. The game's clock advances a quarter of an hour each time Laura performs an action pertaining to the plot. Characters have their own schedules and clues are often obtained by...

The Colonel's Bequest

The Colonel's Bequest

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

The Colonel's Bequest is a character-driven graphic adventure game by Sierra On-Line. It was developed for Atari ST, Amiga, and MS-DOS in 1989. It was the first of the short-lived Laura Bow Mysteries series created by Roberta Williams, which used many elements from the game Mystery House and is known for its lack of discernible point system. The Colonel's Bequest was created with SCI0, and employed 4-bit color (16 colors) and a typing interface. Its sequel The Dagger of Amon Ra was released in 1992.

Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail

Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail

Atari ST - Released - 1990

Conquests of Camelot is an adventure game that requires the player to input text commands, mostly by combining verbs and objects (such as "look man", "take purse", etc.). A few commands (such as "ask about") have keyboard shortcuts. Unlike most other adventures, the game does not focus extensively on inventory-based puzzles. Rather, it presents a diverse array of tasks depending on concrete situations. These involve exploration, solving riddles, gathering information, participating in arcade sequences such as jousting, and others. Rudimentary money

Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail

Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1990

It is the ninth century, and Camelot, the legendary castle ruled by King Arthur, has fallen under a curse. Famine and drought plague the kingdom because of the love triangle between the king, his wife Gwenhyver, and the knight Launcelot. It appears that only the mysterious Holy Grail can restore Camelot, and three knights - Launcelot, Gawaine, and Galahad - embark on a journey to find it, and soon disappear without trace. King Arthur leaves his castle in search of the missing knights, hoping to locate the Grail as well. His quest takes him to real and mythical locations in England, and later...

Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail

Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

It is the ninth century, and Camelot, the legendary castle ruled by King Arthur, has fallen under a curse. Famine and drought plague the kingdom because of the love triangle between the king, his wife Gwenhyver, and the knight Launcelot. It appears that only the mysterious Holy Grail can restore Camelot, and three knights - Launcelot, Gawaine, and Galahad - embark on a journey to find it, and soon disappear without trace. King Arthur leaves his castle in search of the missing knights, hoping to locate the Grail as well. His quest takes him to real and mythical locations in England, and later...

Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood

Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood

MS-DOS - Released - 1991

The year is 1193, and the Third Crusade has just ended. Richard the Lionheart, King of England, returns to Europe from the Holy Land. On the way, he is ambushed and abducted by the soldiers of the Austrian duke Leopold. The duke demands a large ransom to be paid in exchange for the king's freedom. However, the king's brother, Prince John, is content with the situation and plotting to take the throne for himself. That is when the legendary Robin Hood, one who robs from the rich and gives to the poor, decides to raise the money needed to liberate the king, with the help of his fellow outlaws of...

Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood

Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1992

The year is 1193, and the Third Crusade has just ended. Richard the Lionheart, King of England, returns to Europe from the Holy Land. On the way, he is ambushed and abducted by the soldiers of the Austrian duke Leopold. The duke demands a large ransom to be paid in exchange for the king's freedom. However, the king's brother, Prince John, is content with the situation and plotting to take the throne for himself. That is when the legendary Robin Hood, one who robs from the rich and gives to the poor, decides to raise the money needed to liberate the king, with the help of his fellow outlaws of...

Crazy Nick's Software Picks

Crazy Nick's Software Picks

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

Crazy Nick's Software Picks was a series of games inspired by or culled from popular Sierra titles. Includes: King Graham's Board Game Challenge Roger Wilco's Spaced Out Game Pack (Not Pictured) Leisure Suit Larry Casino Parlor Games with Laura Bow Parlor Games with Leisure Suit Larry Robin Hood's Game of Skill and Chance

Crossfire

Crossfire

MS-DOS - Released - 1982

In this adaptation of the arcade game Targ your job is to defend your city from marauding alien beasts. You can simultaneously maneuver your craft and shoot in four directions while patrolling the regular grid of streets - the enemy has surrounded your city block, and attacks are coming in from all sides as the aliens swarm in with all guns blazing. To survive, you'll have to blast your way out by darting in and out of the line of fire and taking down the assailants with your own volleys: once they're all eliminated, you go forth to the next level, to face yet another wave. Ammunition...

Daryl F. Gates Police Quest: Open Season

Daryl F. Gates Police Quest: Open Season

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

Police Quest: Open Season is the fourth installment in the Police Quest series. It abandons the story arc of the previous three games, introducing a new setting and a new protagonist, homicide detective John Carey of the Los Angeles Police Department. Carey finds his best friend and ex-partner, Officer Bob Hickman, murdered in an alley in the Southern part of the city. An eight-year-old boy named Bobby Washington has been murdered as well. Carey begins an investigation that leads him deep into the criminal life of the city and a hunt for a maniacal murderer. The game utilizes Sierra's...

Donald Duck's Playground

Donald Duck's Playground

TRS-80 Color Computer - Released - 1987

Donald Duck's Playground won several awards from educational software magazines as best educational game of the year. In it, you are Donald, working to earn money, which you then spend to buy playground equipment for your nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie to enjoy. The first job is to guide the Amquack Express around a top-down map with 8 stations, setting the junctions to ensure that packages are delivered to the correct stations. His job in produce involves catching fruits as they are thrown at him and placing them in the correct basket. At the toy store he must sort items by shape and...

Donald Duck's Playground

Donald Duck's Playground

Atari ST - Released - 1986

Donald Duck's Playground won several awards from educational software magazines as best educational game of the year. In it, you are Donald, working to earn money, which you then spend to buy playground equipment for your nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie to enjoy. The first job is to guide the Amquack Express around a top-down map with 8 stations, setting the junctions to ensure that packages are delivered to the correct stations. His job in produce involves catching fruits as they are thrown at him and placing them in the correct basket. At the toy store he must sort items by shape and...

Dr. Brain: Puzzle no Shiro

Dr. Brain: Puzzle no Shiro

NEC PC-9801 - Released - October 9, 1992

Castle of Dr. Brain is the first in a two-part series of educational puzzle-games from Sierra. This brain-blasting game is set, how surprisingly, in Dr. Brain's castle, where the player will have to beat Dr. Brain's traps and puzzles in order to fulfill the assignment given.

EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus

EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus

MS-DOS - Released - 1991

In EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus, the player is cast into the role of Adam, the twelve-year-old son of the famous ecologist Noah Greene. One day, his father rescues a dolphin from an abandoned fish net. As Adam becomes more friendly with the creature, he is amazed to discover that the dolphin can talk! Adam finds out that his new friend is Delphineus, the messenger of the whale king Cetus. As a qualified scuba diver, Adam is chosen to venture into the underwater kingdom of animals known as Eluria, and help its inhabitants. The game's interface and basic gameplay are similar to those of...

Fates of Twinion

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

The solo version of the sequel/add-on to the original Shadow of Yserbius, the graphical multi-user dungeon game on The Sierra Network (which at this point had become known as the Imagination Network). Once again brave warriors and wizards are needed to enter dangerous dungeons and uncover the secrets of the evils that plague the land. Using the same engine as the original, the sequel provides more of the same: a pure dungeon romp with squared-off dungeon maps, random encounters, and treasure-strewn halls. While gameplay remains the same, Sierra tried to get the most story and diversity...

Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist

Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

Freddy Pharkas was one of the fastest guns in the American West of the 1880's. However in one particular gunfight with an outlaw named Kenny he was outgunned and Freddy had his ear shot off. This traumatic experience caused Freddy to give up his pistols and enroll in the school of pharmacology. Blocking out the memories of his past, Freddy arrives in the town of Coarsegold with the dream to own and run his own pharmacy. Working with the town's doctor, Freddy is able to fill prescriptions, mix concoctions and diagnose simple symptoms. Business among the townsfolk is brisk however, the good...

Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist

Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist

Windows 3.X - Released - 1993

Freddy Pharkas was one of the fastest guns in the American West of the 1880's. However, in one particular gunfight with an outlaw named Kenny, he was outgunned and had his ear shot off. This traumatic experience caused Freddy to give up his pistols and enroll in the school of pharmacology. Blocking out the memories of his past, Freddy arrives in the town of Coarsegold with the dream to own and run his own pharmacy. Working with the town's doctor, Freddy is able to fill prescriptions, mix concoctions and diagnose simple symptoms. Business among the townsfolk is brisk however, the good times are...

Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist

Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist

Apple Mac OS - Released - 1993

Freddy Pharkas was one of the fastest guns in the American West of the 1880's. However, in one particular gunfight with an outlaw named Kenny, he was outgunned and had his ear shot off. This traumatic experience caused Freddy to give up his pistols and enroll in the school of pharmacology. Blocking out the memories of his past, Freddy arrives in the town of Coarsegold with the dream to own and run his own pharmacy. Working with the town's doctor, Freddy is able to fill prescriptions, mix concoctions and diagnose simple symptoms. Business among the townsfolk is brisk however, the good times are...

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers

Apple Mac OS - Released - 1994

Gabriel Knight is a wise-cracking bookstore owner and would-be author. He is the last in a long line of Shadow Hunters, those fated to fight supernatural forces of evil. Tormented by terrifying nightmares, he must spend every waking moment scouring the side streets and back alleys of New Orleans for the key to his dark past. One day, a blood-chilling murder shocks the inhabitants of the city. The police detective assigned to investigate the crime is Gabriel's friend. In the beginning Gabriel collects evidence in hope of using the material for his new novel; but soon he finds himself personally...

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers

Windows - Released - January 1, 1993

Gabriel Knight is a wise-cracking bookstore owner and would-be author. He is the last in a long line of Shadow Hunters, those fated to fight supernatural forces of evil. Tormented by terrifying nightmares, he must spend every waking moment scouring the side streets and back alleys of New Orleans for the key to his dark past. One day, a blood-chilling murder shocks the inhabitants of the city. The police detective assigned to investigate the crime is Gabriel's friend. In the beginning Gabriel collects evidence in hope of using the material for his new novel; but soon he finds himself personally...

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers

MS-DOS - Released - December 17, 1993

Gabriel Knight is a wise-cracking bookstore owner and would-be author. He is the last in a long line of Shadow Hunters, those fated to fight supernatural forces of evil. Tormented by terrifying nightmares, he must spend every waking moment scouring the side streets and back alleys of New Orleans for the key to his dark past. One day, a blood-chilling murder shocks the inhabitants of the city. The police detective assigned to investigate the crime is Gabriel's friend. In the beginning Gabriel collects evidence in hope of using the material for his new novel; but soon he finds himself personally...

Gold Rush!

Gold Rush!

MS-DOS - Released - 1988

In Gold Rush!, Jerrod Wilson (the player character) receives a letter from his long-lost brother (who fled the city years before when was hastily accused and convicted of a crime he didn't commit) asking him to join in Sacramento, California. If that's not enough for Jerrod sell everything and give his hometown Brooklyn a fond adieu, under the stamp was one of the first nuggets of Californian gold seen in the Atlantic shores of the United States. So, Jerrod bids farewell to his peaceful life as a newspaper editor, and becomes a fore-runner in the the great Gold Rush of 1849, hoping to find his...

Gold Rush!

Gold Rush!

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

In Gold Rush!, Jerrod Wilson (the player) receives a letter from his long-lost brother (who fled the city years before when was hastily accused and convicted of a crime he didn't commit) asking him to join in Sacramento, California. If that's not enough for Jerrod sell everything and give his hometown Brooklyn a fond adieu, under the stamp was one of the first nuggets of Californian gold seen in the Atlantic shores of the United States. So, Jerrod bids farewell to his peaceful life as a newspaper editor, and becomes a fore-runner in the the great Gold Rush of 1849, hoping to find his brother...

Gold Rush!

Gold Rush!

Apple Mac OS - Released - 1989

In Gold Rush!, Jerrod Wilson (the player character) receives a letter from his long-lost brother (who fled the city years before when was hastily accused and convicted of a crime he didn't commit) asking him to join in Sacramento, California. If that's not enough for Jerrod sell everything and give his hometown Brooklyn a fond adieu, under the stamp was one of the first nuggets of Californian gold seen in the Atlantic shores of the United States. So, Jerrod bids farewell to his peaceful life as a newspaper editor, and becomes a fore-runner in the the great Gold Rush of 1849, hoping to find his...

Gold Rush!

Gold Rush!

Atari ST - Released - 1989

In Gold Rush!, Jerrod Wilson (the player character) receives a letter from his long-lost brother (who fled the city years before when was hastily accused and convicted of a crime he didn't commit) asking him to join in Sacramento, California. If that's not enough for Jerrod sell everything and give his hometown Brooklyn a fond adieu, under the stamp was one of the first nuggets of Californian gold seen in the Atlantic shores of the United States. So, Jerrod bids farewell to his peaceful life as a newspaper editor, and becomes a fore-runner in the the great Gold Rush of 1849, hoping to find his...

Hero's Quest: So You Want to Be a Hero

Hero's Quest: So You Want to Be a Hero

Atari ST - Released - 1990

The little town of Spielburg is populated mostly by beer-drinking humans and some centaurs who like working in the field. Spielburg is surrounded by forests and mountains, where all kinds of weird creatures dwell: ogres, goblins, talking foxes, stupid magicians, and others. Lately, Spielburg has been assaulted by brigands; besides, the witch Baba Yaga is not to be trusted. The town has everything it needs--even a Thieves Guild--except a strong, brave hero who would protect it. So when a wandering adventurer enters the town, he quickly realizes that his skills might be of use. Hero's Quest:...

Hero's Quest: So You Want to be a Hero

Hero's Quest: So You Want to be a Hero

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1990

So you want to be a hero? Then just pop into the Adventurer’s Guild, and study the notice board. There you will find offers of both honours and rewards, providing you are prepared to venture into the forest of Spielburg and risk all. Played in the usual Sierra adventure-style mode, Hero’s Quest is classified as a Role Playing Game, but it has all the characteristics of an adventure as well as an RPG. Before commencing, a character must be set up. You’re offered a choice of Fighter, Magic User, and Thief as your personna. The play progresses very much along the lines of a Sierra-style...

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero?

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero?

MS-DOS - Released - October 1, 1989

The little town of Spielburg is populated mostly by beer-drinking humans and some centaurs who like working in the field. Spielburg is surrounded by forests and mountains, where all kinds of weird creatures dwell: ogres, goblins, talking foxes, stupid magicians, and others. Lately, Spielburg has been assaulted by brigands; besides, the witch Baba Yaga is not to be trusted. The town has everything it needs--even a Thieves Guild--except a strong, brave hero who would protect it. So when a wandering adventurer enters the town, he quickly realizes that his skills might be of use. Hero's Quest:...

Hi-Res Adventure #3: Cranston Manor

Hi-Res Adventure #3: Cranston Manor

ScummVM - Released - 1981

Cranston Manor is the fourth game in On-Line Systems Hi-Res Adventures series, along with Mystery House, The Wizard and the Princess, and Mission Asteroid. In the game, you must invade a mansion that was occupied by a late millionaire and steal the sixteen treasures that lie in it. You perform actions in the game by only typing a one- or two-word command (e.g. west, get shovel, etc.), and you can save the game at any point in the game by inserting a disk and pressing a letter. Cranston Manor was based on the original text adventure, The Cranston Manor Adventure, by Larry Ledden.

Hoyle Battling Ships and War

Hoyle Battling Ships and War

Windows 3.X - Released - 1998

Hoyle Battling Ships and War is a collection of two games: Battling Ships and War. Battling Ships is a variant of Battleship. Two players place five ships of different sizes on a 10 by 10 grid and then take turns attempting to sink the ships with missiles. The number of missiles shot per turn can be decided by the player. By default it varies based on how many ships the player has remaining. War is a version of the card game with the same name. It's played between two players who each have 26 cards at the start. They both draw cards and the one with the higher card wins both cards....

Hoyle Board Games 2001

Hoyle Board Games 2001

Windows - Released - November 14, 2000

The 2001 iteration of the Hoyle Board Games comes with the following games: Backgammon Battling Ships Checkers Chess Chinese Checkers Dominoes Line 'Em Up (similar to Connect Four) Mahjong and two sub-games using the same tileset: Concentration and Gravity Tiles (a tile matching game) Mancala Master Match (Mastermind) Parchisi (Parcheesi) Placer Racer (similar to Puzzle Bobble) Reversi (like Othello) Rummy Squares (Rummikub) Snakes & Ladders (their version of Chutes & Ladders) Yacht (Yahtzee) The players' avatars can be customized, speak and are fully animated. Some of the...

Hoyle Bridge

Hoyle Bridge

Windows 3.X - Released - 1996

The game of contract bridge in the style of Sierra’s popular Hoyle series. Hoyle Bridge lets you play with your choice of eleven comical animated characters (or eleven stiff “business world” characters if you prefer) in a friendly rubber of the popular card game. In addition to standard bidding conventions and save/load/replay hand features, there are a variety of backgrounds, card backs, and sound sets to make the experience more colorful. Also, the animated players are fully voiced and speak in character (although why a pirate and a puppy enjoy playing bridge is left up to your...

Hoyle Children's Collection

Hoyle Children's Collection

Windows 3.X - Released - 1996

A Hoyle collection of classic card and board games designed for children. Includes checkers, crazy eights and old maid. The game allows players to choose various computer opponents, each with its own animated icon, personality, and distinct playing style.

Hoyle Classic Card Games

Hoyle Classic Card Games

Windows - Released - January 1, 1993

The fourth (comparatively little-known) installment in Sierra On-Line's Hoyle series offers a collection of eight popular card games: Bridge, Euchre, Old Maid, Gin Rummy, Hearts, Cribbage, Crazy Eights, and Klondike. In addition to reading the basic rules for each individual game, players can now access an interface tutorial and a glossary of game-specific terms, as well as customize a range of options. Hoyle Classic Card Games is apparently the last volume in the series to feature animated characters from other Sierra titles.

Hoyle Classic Card Games

Hoyle Classic Card Games

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

The fourth (comparatively little-known) installment in Sierra On-Line's Hoyle series offers a collection of eight popular card games: Bridge, Euchre, Old Maid, Gin Rummy, Hearts, Cribbage, Crazy Eights, and Klondike. In addition to reading the basic rules for each individual game, players can now access an interface tutorial and a glossary of game-specific terms, as well as customize a range of options. Hoyle Classic Card Games is apparently the last volume in the series to feature animated characters from other Sierra titles.

Hoyle Classic Card Games (1993)

Hoyle Classic Card Games (1993)

Windows 3.X - Released - 1993

The fourth (comparatively little-known) installment in Sierra On-Line's Hoyle series offers a collection of eight popular card games: Bridge, Euchre, Old Maid, Gin Rummy, Hearts, Cribbage, Crazy Eights, and Klondike. In addition to reading the basic rules for each individual game, players can now access an interface tutorial and a glossary of game-specific terms, as well as customize a range of options. Hoyle Classic Card Games is apparently the last volume in the series to feature animated characters from other Sierra titles.

Hoyle Classic Card Games (1997)

Hoyle Classic Card Games (1997)

Windows 3.X - Released - 1997

Another installment in Sierra On-Line's Hoyle series offers a collection of twelve popular card games: Crazy Eights, War, Bridge, Poker, Hearts, Pyramid, Gin Rummy Euchre, Old Maid, Klondike, Cribbage and Spades. In addition to reading the basic rules for each individual game, players can now customize a range of options.

Hoyle Classic Games

Hoyle Classic Games

Windows 3.X - Released - 1995

Hoyle Classic Games is a collection of card games (Bridge, Crazy Eights, Cribbage, Gin, Hearts, Old Maid, Poker, and Solitaire) and board games (Backgammon, and Checkers). There are different opponents to compete against and they can be selected from a list of business or icons pictures. Each opponent has a bio and a different skill level (beginner, average, or expert). Some games are single-player, while others are played by two or four players. The pace and response time can be adjusted with a slider, games can be replayed, and there is a help button that explains the interface. The game...

Hoyle Kids Games

Hoyle Kids Games

Windows - Released - 2000

In this compilation of kids classic games, Hoyle brings their familiar format of internet play and colorful graphics. It features 12 fun titles: Battling Ships, Checkers, Chinese Checkers, Snakes & Ladders, Crazy Eights, Go Fish, Memory Match, Old Maid, War, Hangman, Placer Racer and Speedy Racer. There's also 2 bonus games to be found - The Music Game (similar to Simon), and Tic Tac Toe. By using the Facemaker utility, players can customize their own character avatar and play against built-in animated computer characters, and up to 3 other human players on the same computer or on the...

Hoyle Official Book of Games: Volume 1

Hoyle Official Book of Games: Volume 1

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

Play six different card games (Crazy Eights, Old Maid, Hearts, Gin Rummy, Cribbage, and Klondike Solitaire) against 0-3 computer opponents (as appropriate for each game). There are 18 available computer opponents, including characters from other Sierra games (Colonel Henry Dijon, Shelly LeBlanc, Officer Sonny Bonds, Larry Laffer, King Graham, Roger Wilco and Princess Rosella), Sierra employees (Warren Schwader and Jerry Moore) and their children, and others. The different opponents play the different games at different skill levels, and are broken up into "Serious" and "Not-So-Serious"...

Hoyle Official Book of Games: Volume 2: Solitaire

Hoyle Official Book of Games: Volume 2: Solitaire

MS-DOS - Released - December 1, 1990

The next volume of Hoyle Book of Games features 28 Solitaire games: Calculation, 8 Off, Strategy, Shamrocks, Eagle Wing, Yukon, Beleaguered Castle, Eliminator, Klondike, Slide, Canfield, Bowling, Golf, Nestor, Flower Garden, Aces Up, Scorpion, Gaps, Spiderette, Penguin, La Belle Lucie, Pyramid, Fortress, Triplets, Baker's Dozen, Poker Square, Cribbage Square, Bristol.

Hoyle Official Book of Games: Volume 3

Hoyle Official Book of Games: Volume 3

MS-DOS - Released - 1991

Six board games are transformed to the computer screen in the third Hoyle's release. Snakes & Ladders, Backgammon, Yacht / Yahtzee, Checkers, Dominoes and Pachisi / Parcheesi all feature, with animated graphics and sound effects. As there is no time-sensitive action, and the game rules are familiar, these packs were designed to appeal to a wider range of people than most computer games. At least one human player is required - other players can be human or computer. The 18 computer opponents from the first Hoyle's game return, many of them modeled on other Sierra characters such as Larry...

Hoyle Poker

Hoyle Poker

Windows 3.X - Released - April 30, 1997

Although Sierra tried its hand (no pun intended) at other card games, this is their first foray into the world of poker. The game offers all the excitement of a real poker game mixed with Sierra's unique brand of humour. The game offers a total of 20 variations on popular poker games including: Texas Hold 'Em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, High Chicago, Cincinnati, Baseball, 5 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo, Jacks or Better, Criss Cross, Dealers Choice, 5 Card Draw and 5 Card Draw Lo-ball. In single-player offline mode, you can select up to 7 opponents to play against, each with their...

Hoyle Solitaire

Hoyle Solitaire

Windows 3.X - 1996

Hoyle Solitaire is the Windows version of the MS-DOS Hoyle Official Book of Games: Volume 2 with the 28 solitaire games found in that old release, upgraded with new looks, sounds and mouse control. A Card Flick game has been added, the object of which is to accurately toss as many cards into a hat as possible in the time allowed. Most of the gameplay is "drag and drop" but playing a card in some of the games simply requires a right click to send it to the correct spot. Easy and Difficult settings can be chosen per game and you can undo moves as often and as far back as you desire. Options...

Hoyle: Official Book of Games: Volume 1

Hoyle: Official Book of Games: Volume 1

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

Play six different card games (Crazy Eights, Old Maid, Hearts, Gin Rummy, Cribbage, and Klondike Solitaire) against 0-3 computer opponents (as appropriate for each game). There are 18 available computer opponents, including characters from other Sierra games (Colonel Henry Dijon, Shelly LeBlanc, Officer Sonny Bonds, Larry Laffer, King Graham, Roger Wilco and Princess Rosella), Sierra employees (Warren Schwader and Jerry Moore) and their children, and others. The different opponents play the different games at different skill levels, and are broken up into "Serious" and "Not-So-Serious"...

Hoyle: Official Book of Games: Volume 1

Atari ST - Released - 1990

Play six different card games (Crazy Eights, Old Maid, Hearts, Gin Rummy, Cribbage, and Klondike Solitaire) against 0-3 computer opponents (as appropriate for each game). There are 18 available computer opponents, including characters from other Sierra games (Colonel Henry Dijon, Shelly LeBlanc, Officer Sonny Bonds, Larry Laffer, King Graham, Roger Wilco and Princess Rosella), Sierra employees (Warren Schwader and Jerry Moore) and their children, and others. The different opponents play the different games at different skill levels, and are broken up into "Serious" and "Not-So-Serious"...

Hoyle: Official Book of Games: Volume 2: Solitaire

Hoyle: Official Book of Games: Volume 2: Solitaire

Atari ST - Released - 1990

The next volume of Hoyle Book of Games features 28 Solitaire games: Calculation, 8 Off, Strategy, Shamrocks, Eagle Wing, Yukon, Beleaguered Castle, Eliminator, Klondike, Slide, Canfield, Bowling, Golf, Nestor, Flower Garden, Aces Up, Scorpion, Gaps, Spiderette, Penguin, La Belle Lucie, Pyramid, Fortress, Triplets, Baker's Dozen, Poker Square, Cribbage Square, Bristol.

Hoyle: Official Book of Games: Volume 2: Solitaire

Hoyle: Official Book of Games: Volume 2: Solitaire

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1990

The next volume of Hoyle Book of Games features 28 Solitaire games: Calculation, 8 Off, Strategy, Shamrocks, Eagle Wing, Yukon, Beleaguered Castle, Eliminator, Klondike, Slide, Canfield, Bowling, Golf, Nestor, Flower Garden, Aces Up, Scorpion, Gaps, Spiderette, Penguin, La Belle Lucie, Pyramid, Fortress, Triplets, Baker's Dozen, Poker Square, Cribbage Square, Bristol.

Hoyle: Official Book of Games: Volume 3

Hoyle: Official Book of Games: Volume 3

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1992

Hoyle Book Of Games Volume 3: Great Board Games is a Board games collection, developed and published by Sierra On-Line, Inc, which was released in Europe in 1992. Six board games are transformed to the computer screen in the third Hoyle’s release. Snakes & Ladders, Backgammon, Yacht / Yahtzee, Checkers, Dominoes and Pachisi / Parcheesi all feature, with animated graphics and sound effects. As there is no time-sensitive action, and the game rules are familiar, these packs were designed to appeal to a wider range of people than most computer games. At least one human player is required -...

The Island of Dr. Brain

The Island of Dr. Brain

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

In the sequel to Castle of Dr. Brain, you will have to assist Dr. Brain in retrieving a battery for one of his experiments - the plans for which were stolen by Dr. Brain's archrival scientist. In order to beat the scientist, you will have to tour the Island of Dr. Brain in search of the elusive battery. On your way you will have to solve a plethora of puzzles in various difficulty levels, and even find use for a bunch of pink flamingoes!

Jawbreaker

Jawbreaker

Atari 2600 - Released - 1982

Jawbreaker is a video game programmed by John Harris and released in 1981 for the Atari 400/800 by On-line Systems.[1] Unlike the Apple II and Atari 8-bit versions, the Atari 2600 version of Jawbreaker is not a Pac-Man clone. Instead, you have a screen with nine horizontal levels. There are dots, candies, if you will, on each level. You must eat all the candies to get a teeth brushing and advance to the next, harder, level. Also on the levels are happy faces. They are happy to knock your teeth out, which they will do if you touch them. This will lose you a life. When all lives are lost, the...

Johnny Castaway

Johnny Castaway

Windows 3.X - Released - 1992

The world's first story-telling screen saver! Johnny Castaway is the world's first story-telling, screen saver cartoon. Sure, there are lots of screen savers out there, but you can only watch fish and flying toasters for so long. Cast off with Johnny and sail into an ocean of off-the-wall gags and knock-out animations! Every time you take a break, Johnny and his cast launch into hundreds of hilarious situations. Will Johnny score with the tantalizing mermaid? Can our desert island hero dodge the jaws of a castaway-eating shark? Will that passing party boat toss Johnny a line or a...

Jones in the Fast Lane

Jones in the Fast Lane

MS-DOS - Released - 1991

Jones in the Fast Lane is a simulation of a person's life, presented as a turn-based strategy game. You can play by yourself, or compete with other human players or the computer-controlled Jones. At the beginning of the game you determine what your goals are, in four categories - Money, Happiness, Education and Career: the higher your goals, the longer the game. The game itself is presented as something akin to a board game. The board represents the city where you live. Each turn (here, a turn represents a week of your life) you have limited time to act, and you have to choose how to spend...

Jones in the Fast Lane: CD-ROM

Jones in the Fast Lane: CD-ROM

Windows 3.X - Released - 1992

Functionally identical to the original Jones in the Fast Lane, but delivered on a CDROM and containing the following enhancements: Windows 3.1 version: Redbook CD Audio for the voice acting; additional animation and actor portraits; with the addition of a native Windows executable and MIDI music.

Jones in the Fast Lane: Enhanced CD-ROM

Jones in the Fast Lane: Enhanced CD-ROM

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

Functionally identical to the original Jones in the Fast Lane, but delivered on a CDROM and containing the following enhancements: DOS version: Redbook CD Audio for the voice acting; additional animation and actor portraits; takes very little space on hard drive.

King's Quest

King's Quest

MS-DOS - Released - May 10, 1984

Become Sir Graham, bravest of knights. Locate and return to King Edward the lost treasures of the Kingdom of Daventry. so that you may inherit the throne. Be prepared. The journey will surely prove long and treacherous. You may choose among many paths open to you. The more clever and resourceful you prove yourself, the greater your reward.

King's Quest

King's Quest

Atari ST - Released - 1986

Sir Graham is a brave knight who is sent on a quest to retrieve three treasures that were stolen by deception and stealth: a shield that protects its bearer from invaders, a mirror that foretells the future, and a treasure chest that is forever filled with gold. If Graham takes these treasures back to the royal castle, then the ailing King Edward the Benevolent of Daventry will hand over the crown. During his travels, Graham will meet characters that will either help or hinder him. King's Quest is commonly considered the progenitor of third-person-perspective adventure games. As opposed to...

King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown

King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown

MS-DOS - Released - 1990

King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown is a 1990 remake of King's Quest. This release is the "Enhanced" version of King's Quest. It uses the Sierra's Creative Interpreter (SCI) engine, the same engine used in titles such as King's Quest IV; while it still used 16-color graphics, it featured twice the resolution as well as music card support instead of the PC speaker. The game is not a 1:1 remake. The story was expanded upon (mainly in the cutscenes and conversations) and made more linear. There is a set order to finding the three treasures. The first two can be done in any order, but the last...

King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown [Remake]

King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown [Remake]

Commodore Amiga - 1991

Being fairly young in gaming years, to me Kings Quest I seems very basic especially by today’s standards. But I’m sure there are those of you out there who remember the good ol’ days of RPGs, having to type in the commands for your hero, spending hours trying to find another word for ‘walk’ because your computer is having one of his pedantic days and waiting on eternity for each screen to load when your character moves from one area to another. Well, I bet some of the more nostalgic among you are now saying ‘Hey, I remember those old classics’ - and Kings Quest I is definitely one of...

King's Quest II: Romancing The Throne

King's Quest II: Romancing The Throne

Atari ST - Released - 1985

After having recovered the three treasures, King Graham has been crowned king. Now having needing a queen for companionship, Graham searches the land for a maiden, but to no avail, so he turns to the magic mirror for help. The mirror shows him a beautiful girl locked away in a quartz tower in a faraway land of Kolyma, and must find three keys that are used to unlock the door that will lead to her. King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne is a graphic adventure game. As is typical for Sierra's AGI games, players move Graham around with arrow keys and perform actions by typing commands in the...

King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne

King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne

Apple Mac OS - Released - 1988

After having recovered the three treasures, King Graham has been crowned king. Now having needing a queen for companionship, Graham searches the land for a maiden, but to no avail, so he turns to the magic mirror for help. The mirror shows him a beautiful girl locked away in a quartz tower in a faraway land of Kolyma, and must find three keys that are used to unlock the door that will lead to her. King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne is a graphic adventure game. As is typical for Sierra's AGI games, players move Graham around with arrow keys and perform actions by typing commands in the...

King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (PCjr)

King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (PCjr)

MS-DOS - Released - May 1, 1985

After having recovered the three treasures, King Graham has been crowned king. Now having needing a queen for companionship, Graham searches the land for a maiden, but to no avail, so he turns to the magic mirror for help. The mirror shows him a beautiful girl locked away in a quartz tower in a faraway land of Kolyma, and must find three keys that are used to unlock the door that will lead to her. King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne is a graphic adventure game. As is typical for Sierra's AGI games, players move Graham around with arrow keys and perform actions by typing commands in the...

King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human

Apple Mac OS - Released - 1988

King Graham and Queen Valanice had two children, Alexander and Rosella, and the kingdom was once peaceful. It wasn't long until Alexander was snatched from his crib and things started to take a turn for the worse. A three-headed dragon threatens the ever-peaceful Daventry, and requires a maiden to be sacrificed every year. Rosella is the chosen one. Meanwhile, in a secluded house atop a mountain in the land of Llewdor, the evil wizard called Manannan keeps a young lad named Gwydion as his slave, forcing him to do menial tasks as he prepares his spells and observes the country through his...

King's Quest III: To Heir is Human

King's Quest III: To Heir is Human

Atari ST - Released - 1987

King Graham and Queen Valanice had two children, Alexander and Rosella, and the kingdom was once peaceful. It wasn't long until Alexander was snatched from his crib and things started to take a turn for the worse. A three-headed dragon threatens the ever-peaceful Daventry, and requires a maiden to be sacrificed every year. Rosella is the chosen one. Meanwhile, in a secluded house atop a mountain in the land of Llewdor, the evil wizard called Manannan keeps a young lad named Gwydion as his slave, forcing him to do menial tasks as he prepares his spells and observes the country through his...

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella

Atari ST - Released - 1990

King Graham and Queen Valanice were glad to have their children back. Graham thinks that it is time to pass onto them his old adventurers' hat. When he throws it across the room, he suffers a heart attack and collapses on the floor, and he is carried off to bed. The only way that Graham's health can be restored is by retrieving the magic fruit in the faraway land of Tamir. A beautiful fairy called Genesta offers Rosella the chance to be transported to the land, and find the fruit. But once she gets transported, she cannot be sent back unless she helps the fairy regain her talisman that was...

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella

King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella

MS-DOS - Released - August 16, 1988

King Graham and Queen Valanice were glad to have their children back. Graham thinks that it is time to pass onto them his old adventurers' hat. When he throws it across the room, he suffers a heart attack and collapses on the floor, and he is carried off to bed. The only way that Graham's health can be restored is by retrieving the magic fruit in the faraway land of Tamir. A beautiful fairy called Genesta offers Rosella the chance to be transported to the land, and find the fruit. But once she gets transported, she cannot be sent back unless she helps the fairy regain her talisman that was...

King's Quest V

King's Quest V

Sega Dreamcast - Unreleased - September 12, 1990

On a beautiful sunny day, King Graham of Daventry decides to take a stroll in the woods surrounding his castle. When he returns, he discovers with horror that his home, Daventry Castle, has completely disappeared! Graham is at a loss, and wonders how this could have happened, when a talking owl named Cedric appears. He tells him that he saw the whole thing, and that an evil wizard named Mordack whisked the entire castle away, along with Graham's family in it. Cedric offers to take him to his homeland, Serenia, where his master, the wizard Crispin resides. Surely Crispin will be able to help...

King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!

King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!

MS-DOS - Released - November 9, 1990

Dark powers summon a cold wind from the north. The terrifying gust surrounds Sir Graham's castle, and mysteriously sweeps his fortress and family into the prison of oblivion. It's a bitter omen that chills the bones of every man, woman and child in the once peaceful Kingdom of Daventry. Who or what is responsible for this royal theft, and the misery that ravages the heart of Daventry? Has the ruthless wizard Manannan cast another evil spell? Or are the Black Forest Witch and the unforgiving Ice Queen using sinister powers to promote their wicked cause? Only you can answer these questions, as...

King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!

King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!

Windows 3.X - Released - 1992

On a beautiful sunny day, King Graham of Daventry decides to take a stroll in the woods surrounding his castle. When he returns, he discovers with horror that his home, Daventry Castle, has completely disappeared! Graham is at a loss, and wonders how this could have happened, when a talking owl named Cedric appears. He tells him that he saw the whole thing, and that an evil wizard named Mordack whisked the entire castle away, along with Graham's family in it. Cedric offers to take him to his homeland, Serenia, where his master, the wizard Crispin resides. Surely Crispin will be able to help...

King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!

King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!

Apple Mac OS - Released - 1991

On a beautiful sunny day, King Graham of Daventry decides to take a stroll in the woods surrounding his castle. When he returns, he discovers with horror that his home, Daventry Castle, has completely disappeared! Graham is at a loss, and wonders how this could have happened, when a talking owl named Cedric appears. He tells him that he saw the whole thing, and that an evil wizard named Mordack whisked the entire castle away, along with Graham's family in it. Cedric offers to take him to his homeland, Serenia, where his master, the wizard Crispin resides. Surely Crispin will be able to help...

King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!

King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1991

On a beautiful sunny day, King Graham of Daventry decides to take a stroll in the woods surrounding his castle. When he returns, he discovers with horror that his home, Daventry Castle, has completely disappeared! Graham is at a loss, and wonders how this could have happened, when a talking owl named Cedric appears. He tells him that he saw the whole thing, and that an evil wizard named Mordack whisked the entire castle away, along with Graham's family in it. Cedric offers to take him to his homeland, Serenia, where his master, the wizard Crispin resides. Surely Crispin will be able to help...

King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!

King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!

NEC PC-9801 - Released - November 9, 1991

On a beautiful sunny day, King Graham of Daventry decides to take a stroll in the woods surrounding his castle. When he returns, he discovers with horror that his home, Daventry Castle, has completely disappeared! Graham is at a loss, and wonders how this could have happened, when a talking owl named Cedric appears. He tells him that he saw the whole thing, and that an evil wizard named Mordack whisked the entire castle away, along with Graham's family in it. Cedric offers to take him to his homeland, Serenia, where his master, the wizard Crispin resides. Surely Crispin will be able to help...

King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow

King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow

Apple Mac OS - Released - 1993

For months Prince Alexander of Daventry has shut himself away from the world, thinking only of Princess Cassima, who he met while imprisoned in the previous game. Eventually he can take it no longer, and he hires a ship to search for the Land of the Green Isles located on the edge of the world. After months of searching he finally sets sight upon the island kingdom, only for a freak storm to strike the ship, destroying it and leaving him the only survivor. His troubles are far from over, however, as he soon finds out that the King and Queen have passed away, the Greens Isles are on the brink...

King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow

King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow

Windows 3.X - Released - 1993

For months Prince Alexander of Daventry has shut himself away from the world, thinking only of Princess Cassima, who he met while imprisoned in the previous game. Eventually he can take it no longer, and he hires a ship to search for the Land of the Green Isles located on the edge of the world. After months of searching he finally sets sight upon the island kingdom, only for a freak storm to strike the ship, destroying it and leaving him the only survivor. His troubles are far from over, however, as he soon finds out that the King and Queen have passed away, the Greens Isles are on the brink...

King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow

King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow

MS-DOS - Released - September 30, 1992

For months Prince Alexander of Daventry has shut himself away from the world, thinking only of Princess Cassima, who he met while imprisoned in the previous game. Eventually he can take it no longer, and he hires a ship to search for the Land of the Green Isles located on the edge of the world. After months of searching he finally sets sight upon the island kingdom, only for a freak storm to strike the ship, destroying it and leaving him the only survivor. His troubles are far from over, however, as he soon finds out that the King and Queen have passed away, the Greens Isles are on the brink...

King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride

King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride

MS-DOS - Released - November 23, 1994

Queen Valanice of Daventry has always thought that getting married would be the best course of action for her daughter Rosella. However, the young princess seems to be more interested in adventure, recklessly following a mysterious magical creature into a whirlpool that eventually transfer herself and her mother to another world. The two end up in different parts of a land known as Eldritch, with Rosella being transformed into a troll. They must find each other and eventually defeat an evil sorceress who plots to ruin the land. Like its predecessors, King's Quest VII is an adventure game...

King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride

King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride

Windows 3.X - Released - 1994

Queen Valanice of Daventry has always thought that getting married would be the best course of action for her daughter Rosella. However, the young princess seems to be more interested in adventure, recklessly following a mysterious magical creature into a whirlpool that eventually transfer herself and her mother to another world. The two end up in different parts of a land known as Eldritch, with Rosella being transformed into a troll. They must find each other and eventually defeat an evil sorceress who plots to ruin the land. Like its predecessors, King's Quest VII is an adventure game...

King's Quest: Quest for the Crown

King's Quest: Quest for the Crown

MS-DOS - Released - May 5, 1987

Become Sir Graham, bravest of knights. Locate and return to King Edward the lost treasures of the Kingdom of Daventry. so that you may inherit the throne. Be prepared. The journey will surely prove long and treacherous. You may choose among many paths open to you. The more clever and resourceful you prove yourself, the greater your reward. This re-release adds pull-down menus. Supports Hercules graphics and modifies the EGA graphics code to run on machines with a 80386 processor. Sold both in the original gray flip-lid box as well as a gold slipcover box. The gold slipcover box adds the...

King's Quest: Quest for the Crown

Apple Mac OS - Released - 1987

Sir Graham is a brave knight who is sent on a quest to retrieve three treasures that were stolen by deception and stealth: a shield that protects its bearer from invaders, a mirror that foretells the future, and a treasure chest that is forever filled with gold. If Graham takes these treasures back to the royal castle, then the ailing King Edward the Benevolent of Daventry will hand over the crown. During his travels, Graham will meet characters that will either help or hinder him. King's Quest is commonly considered the progenitor of third-person-perspective adventure games. As opposed to...

Learning with Leeper

Learning with Leeper

ColecoVision - Released - December 8, 1984

In Lunar Leeper, one of Sierra's earlier arcade games, players had to rescue prisoners on a planet's surface while avoiding the "Leepers", who would leap into the air in an attempt to grab them, and one of the Leepers feature in this game. Similar to Learning with FuzzyWOMP, the player can select one of four games, by moving the Leeper to the icon and pressing the fire button to select it. Clockwise from the top, the first game encourages the player to select a series of bones that match the number of dogs on the left side. In the second, the player matches a series of items at the bottom...

Learning with Leeper

Learning with Leeper

Apple II - Released - 1983

Learning with Leeper is a 1983 game developed and published by Sierra On-Line, Inc.. It is similar to Learning with FuzzyWOMP (1984), and teaches colours, numbers, and the alphabet to players.

Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards

Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards

Apple Mac OS - Released - 1992

Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards is a remake of the first game in the Leisure Suit Larry series. It introduces a new interface. Instead of typing commands, the player performs the desired actions by choosing appropriate icons, and then clicking on objects on the screen to interact with them. The graphics are now 256 color VGA. There is also much more music than in the original version, and it supports more advanced sound formats.

Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work

Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work

Apple Mac OS - Released - 1991

Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work! is (despite the number) the fourth game in Al Lowe's Leisure Suit Larry series. The middle-aged would-be-womanizer Larry Laffer fell off a boat during a cruise and sustained amnesia, forgetting how he and his sweetheart Patti got separated, how Larry got a job in LA, how Patti got a job with the FBI, and what happened in (the never released) Larry 4. Now Larry and Patti are working independently on two cases that are connected to each other, even though the heroes aren't aware of that. Larry's new bosses are involved in shady business, while...

Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work

Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work

MS-DOS - Released - September 7, 1991

Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work! is (despite the number) the fourth game in Al Lowe's Leisure Suit Larry series. The middle-aged would-be-womanizer Larry Laffer fell off a boat during a cruise and sustained amnesia, forgetting how he and his sweetheart Patti got separated, how Larry got a job in LA, how Patti got a job with the FBI, and what happened in (the never released) Larry 4. Now Larry and Patti are working independently on two cases that are connected to each other, even though the heroes aren't aware of that. Larry's new bosses are involved in shady business, while...

Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!

Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

Shape Up or Slip Out! is the fifth game in Al Lowe's Leisure Suit Larry series. All the events from the previous games are forgotten. Larry is once again single, and again his goal is to capture the interest of various ladies. By sheer coincidence, Larry finds himself on a TV Game Show called "Stallions". He wins a weekend at the Spa Resort, La Costa Lotta. Naturally, there are some beautiful women in the spa who are just dreaming about such a wonderful, handsome man as Larry! Uh... or is it really so? It is the player's goal to find out! This installment focuses more on conversations with...

Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!

Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!

Windows - January 1, 1994

Shape Up or Slip Out! is the fifth game in Al Lowe's Leisure Suit Larry series. All the events from the previous games are forgotten. Larry is once again single, and again his goal is to capture the interest of various ladies. By sheer coincidence, Larry finds himself on a TV Game Show called "Stallions". He wins a weekend at the Spa Resort, La Costa Lotta. Naturally, there are some beautiful women in the spa who are just dreaming about such a wonderful, handsome man as Larry! Uh... or is it really so? It is the player's goal to find out! This instalment focuses more on conversations with...

Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out! (hi-res)

Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out! (hi-res)

ScummVM - Released

Shape Up or Slip Out! is the fifth game in Al Lowes Leisure Suit Larry series. All the events from the previous games are forgotten. Larry is once again single, and again his goal is to capture the interest of various ladies. By sheer coincidence, Larry finds himself on a TV Game Show called Stallions. He wins a weekend at the Spa Resort, La Costa Lotta. Naturally, there are some beautiful women in the spa who are just dreaming about such a wonderful, handsome man as Larry! Uh... or is it really so? It is the players goal to find out! This instalment focuses more on conversations with women...

Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places)

Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places)

MS-DOS - Released - October 27, 1988

Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (In Several Wrong Places) is the second game in Al Lowe's Leisure Suit Larry series. Continuing the plot of the previous game, the swinging single Larry Laffer has finally found his true love and is happily living with her. Right? Wrong!.. Because Larry is mercilessly thrown out by his great love and is left all alone, penniless, and womanless, in Los Angeles. Accidentally, Larry comes into contact with KGB agents who will pursue him all over the globe from now on. And there is also the evil doctor Noontonyt plotting evil schemes on a remote tropical...

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